Leaving Downing Street: Theresa May on her way to Buckingham Palace on Friday after her party lost its parliamentary majority. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Still sleepy after the Easter bank holiday, Westminster was looking forward to a quiet week on the morning of April 18th when word came that Theresa M(...)

British prime minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday. There were doubts that she was set to call an election, not least because she has repeatedly ruled it out. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The anticipation in advance of her statement on Tuesday morning may have proven too much even for Theresa May herself, who approached the lectern outs(...)

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall admits that claims on his website about losing close friends in the Hillsborough disaster were false. Photograph:  Oli  Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, is facing more questions about Hillsborough after being forced to admit that claims on his website about losing close f(...)